With local elections for Somerset County Council taking place in just a few weeks, voters in Mendip are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote and are able to take part on polling day, Thursday 4 May.
Time's running out to buy tickets for the first Shape Mendip Lottery draw on Saturday 25 March.
In a bid to crack down on the growing problem of fly-grazing, Mendip District Council has adopted new powers which allow it to remove abandoned horses from council land.
Following on from the success of the first Shepton Mallet Sunday Market in November, a regular Sunday market is now launching in the town.
Businesses in the Mendip district are being asked for their opinions on a range of skills, growth and business support issues, as part of consultations to inform the next Mendip Economic Development Strategy.
Hundreds of people descended on Shepton Mallet at the weekend to support local traders and sample the atmosphere at the town's new Sunday market.
The notice of election for Somerset County Council has been published in Mendip.
There were 11 lucky winners on Saturday (25 March) who scooped prizes following the first draw of the Shape Mendip Lottery. 10 players got themselves free tickets for the next draw.
Following the success of the Shape Mendip Hub in Shepton Mallet, Mendip District Council is now proposing to develop the hub further so even more public services can be delivered from the site.